Austrian taxation of private foundations in connection with profit allocations to foreign beneficiaries contrary to EU law (C-589/13)

On 17 September 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) rendered its decision in the case F.E. Familienprivatstiftung Eisenstadt (C-589/13) concerning the Austrian system of interim taxation of national private foundations in the case of profit allocations made to non-resident beneficiaries. The CJEU held that the unfavorable treatment of private foundations which… Read More

Income Tax Law of Burundi: Overview of the Recent Reform

For nearly half a century, Burundi maintained the income tax system that it inherited from the colonial period. Recently, this tax system has been reformed to modernise it and make it conducive to the business community. However, the reform process has been challenged by the failure to sustain enough collection of tax revenue. Some measures… Read More

Jordan Income Tax Law Reform

Jordan’s new Income tax law number (34) of the year 2014 (published in the official gazette) is put in force as of January 1, 2015. Major changes included in the new tax law related to capital market gains are the following: The new tax law included some changes regarding the withholding tax related to income from… Read More

Doing Business in Costa Rica: A Quick Guide to not fail!

Costa Rica is a well know destination for investment purposes, no wonder why multinational companies such Intel, P&G, Western Union and many other had decided to establish operations in this 51,100 km2 and 4.9 million population Central America Country. Although, one of the goals of the Costa Rican Government is to attract foreign investment, to… Read More

Doing Business in Trinidad and Tobago

Introduction Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is a twin-island Republic located in the southern Caribbean with a population of approximately 1.3 million. Unlike most of the tourism-based economies in the Caribbean, T&T’s economy is heavily dependent on the energy sector. T&T has transitioned from a primarily oil-based economy to a natural gas-based one with major investments… Read More

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